Hainbuch expands quick change-over portfolio

To strengthen its position even further in the area of stationary systems, Hainbuch, a manufacturer of high-precision clamping devices, has acquired the Docklock zero-point clamping system from Vischer & Bolli AG in Switzerland.

The Docklock system has been on the market for more than 20 years, while its features and user benefits match perfectly with Hainbuch’s product philosophy. Hainbuch has been offering quick change-over systems or zero-point clamping systems for lathes for many years, and now it is expanding its capabilities in the area of stationary systems. The four variants of the Docklock system now have Hainbuch branding. Both pneumatic and hydraulic variants are available for either manual or automated change-over.

According to Hainbuch, the Docklock zero-point clamping system has two decisive advantages over other systems. The first is form-fit clamping with a collet or clamping segments, ensuring stiff clamping and higher repeatability. This also means that there are no pressure marks on the clamping bolt compared with systems featuring balls or slides, which lead to inaccuracies and consequently the need to replace the clamping bolts. Secondly, it is impervious to dirt and swarf, which means less wear and less maintenance. The base plate, which screws on to the machine table, provides the base for a quick change-over.

Notably, it is possible to change the clamping device combined with Docklock in just two minutes. The zero-point clamping system thus produces savings in terms of production time and cost. Using the interface, users can perform set-up outside the machine, thus avoiding lost production. The collet chuck lock ensures the trouble-free insertion and removal of workpiece pallets, while direct installation on machine tables, pallets or fixtures can be implemented cost-effectively by means of flanged cylinders.
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